Open Call For Submissions : Zine Trio Anthology 

Looking for stories about: 
1.) bands your exes ruined for you 

2.) songs ruined by experiences or people (Like how we all think of that dude getting his ear cut off when we hear Stuck In The Middle With You, but with your own story.)

3.) the loss of your virginity. 

Each topic will be compiled into its own zine/chapbook bursting with all the best stories. 

This is a Ladybox Books project, so women, LGBTQIA, gender non-binary and POC authors will have priority, but good stories will not be turned away based on whether or not you belong to these groups. 

There are no tales too short, if it’s basically a tweet, that’s okay. There are obviously some stories that are too long. It’s a zine. Don’t get crazy. 

Multiple submissions are okay, and heartily encouraged. (Soft cap at 3 per topic) 

Participants will receive contributors copies of the set and retain rights to their words. We just wanna borrow them. 

Deadline is 2/14/17 – let your misery, awkwardness, and nostalgia be our valentine!

Direct all questions and submissions to ladybox books (at) gmail (dot) com 

Listen Up: Interviews For Your Ears

Recently some of our awesome authors have been guests on podcasts in which you can pick their brains and get to know them a little better as humans outside of their written words.

We’d also like to give a shout out and huge congratulations to Meliza Banales who recently competed in the Literary Death Match in Los Angeles against recording artist Mody and KILLED IT/ absolutely won like we all knew she was going to!

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Outside the Box: Catching Up with Laura Lee Bahr

Since Ladybox dropped, Vol 1 contributor Laura Lee Bahr has been keeping busy.
To say the least.

Her poetry chapbook AFFIRMATIONS was gorgeous addition to the set, and a little different from her other works.

Her first novel HAUNT has since been translated and released in Spain as FANTASMA.

She’s released her second novel from Fungasm Press LONG FORM RELIGIOUS PORN, and made her directorial debut with BONED, a film she also wrote.

You can watch the entire hilarious wonderful thing by purchasing it from iTunes or Amazon now! 

Cosmic Bruja by Leza Cantoral

Cosmic Bruja
By Leza Cantoral

art by shin taga

Art by Shin Taga

Most dreams fade, but sometimes you have a dream that leaves an indelible impression upon the ridges of your mind, like footprints on wet sand. This is the story of one of those dreams, but in order to tell you the story of the dream I need to tell you the story of my first acid trip.
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Three Poems by Silvia Angulo

LUCHA TROPICAL

Lucha Tropical by Sarahe Roman.

Luchadora

The respectable face, has an air of concrete.
Somehow, the lassitude of a greater
Era pulls out the source of memory.
The wild water surges up, the desert covers
skin and hope and us. This black lung
of a man holds a woman losing
weight,
thinner, paler,
happier to be crunched.
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Artist of the Month: Hana Shafi

youarevalid

Image by Hana Shafi 

What have you learned about yourself from being a creator?

I’ve learned that I am a fighter, that I am sensitive, that I am gentle and fragile at times, but also strong, and courageous, and fierce. I’ve learned to appreciate myself and to nurture myself. I’ve learned that connecting with ones sadness and pain is part of how you heal.
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